As is usual with county bibliographies, the authors used a wide number of sources for materials. The most useful county volumes (at the time this cartobibliography was first compiled) were the county works by Burden (Berks), Carroll (Lincs), Frostick (Norfolk), Hodson (Herts) and Kingsley (Sussex). By far the most comprehensive studies on county atlases, however, were those carried out first by Skelton and carried on by Hodson noted below. In compiling the notes on authors we may well have used material from these sources without obvious reference. Other works referred to are generally accredited. We hereby offer our thanks to the work of others and apologise for any glaring omissions. It is hoped that more and more counties will be posted on the web: Kent is now available (see below).

This Bibliography section has been dvided into two section:

I Bibliographic Reference to County Atlases and Maps

II Bibliographic Reference Material Relevant to Devonshire

I - Select Bibliography - English County Mapping 1575-1901


Barker, K & Kain, R (Eds) Maps and History in S.-W. England Univ. Exeter Press 1991
Batten, Kit The Tourist Maps of Devon Little Silver Publications 2012
Baynton-Williams, R   Investing in Maps Corgi 1971
Burden, Eugene County Maps of Berkshire 1574-1900 Privately printed & distributed (1988) 1991
Carroll, R A       Printed Maps of Lincolnshire 1576-1900 Lincoln Record Society 1996
Frostick, Raymond          The Printed Maps of Norfolk 1574-1840  Privately published (author)  2011
Fordham, Sir H G          Studies in Carto-bibliography Dawson  1969
Fordham, Sir H G  John Cary, Engraver and Map Seller Cambridge University Press  1910
A G Hodgkiss      Discovering Antique Maps Shire Publications Ltd 1988
Hodson, Donald           The Printed Maps of Hertfordshire 1577-1900 Dawson  1974
Hodson, Donald     County Atlases of the British Isles; Vol 1 Bracken Press   1984
Hodson, Donald       County Atlases of the British Isles; Vol 2 Bracken Press  1989
IMCoS JOURNAL                 Journal of the International Map Collectors’ Society IMCoS Issues 1970 to present
Kingsley, David     Printed Maps of Sussex Sussex Record Society  1982
Koeman, C     Atlas Neerlandici Amsterdam  1967
Mann, S & Kingsley, D Playing Cards; in Vol. 87 of Map Collector’s Circle Imago Mundi  1972
The Map Collector Published Quarterly Map Collector Publications  Issues 1978-1995
The MapForum     Published Quarterly MapForum  Issues 2000-2008
Moreland, C & Bannister, D    Antique Maps Phaidon  1986
Potter, Jonathan Collecting Antique Maps Jonathan Potter Ltd 1999
Sellman, R R    Aspects of Devon History Devon Books  (1962) 1985
Skelton, R A  County Atlases of the British Isles; 1575-1701 Carta 1970
Smith, David     Victorian Maps of the British Isles Batsford Books  1985
Tooley, R V Dictionary of Mapmakers Map Collector's Circle 1978#
Tooley, R V      Maps and Mapmakers Batsford Books  1987
Tooley, R V & Bricker, C     Landmarks of Mapmaking Wordsworth 1989
Worms, Laurence         Some British Mapmakers Ash Rare Books Cat./Price List   1992
Worms, L & Baynton-Williams, A  British Map Engravers Rare Book Society 2011*


# This work was thoroughly updated between 1999 and 2004 by Josephine French, Valerie Scott (now Newby) and Mary Alice Lowenthal for Map Collector Publications and is now one of the best sources of information on maps and mapmakers (together with the following work).

* This book, by Laurence Worms and Ashley Baynton-Williams, was published nearly sixteen years after Printed Maps of Devon first appeared and is currently the best source of information on British map engravers to 1850. It is hoped to bring the text sections up to date using their findings over the next few months.

For anyone interested in county mapping, a good place to start is by joining the International Map Collectors' Society (IMCoS). Many lovers of English county maps can be found there and they publish an interesting journal four times a year. Visit their website:

Tony Burgess was the first to post a cartobibliography of English County Maps on the web: Old Maps of Kent can be accessed via

II - Select Bibliography - Devon Maps and Mapping


Devon is one of the best researched counties in England and Wales in terms of its mapping and over the past 15 years a large number of important books have been published detailing some of the thousands of maps representing parts of the county. The following is a useful resource list of books including aspects of Devon mapping. If you are aware of any further works which would be useful to those researching Devon's history through maps and charts, please let us know. 


Barker, Katherine & Kain, Roger  Maps & History in South-West England University of Exeter Press 1991
Batten, Kit and Bennett, Francis The Printed Maps of Devon 1575-1837*
Devon Books (private printing) 1996 (2008)
Batten, Kit and Bennett, Francis The Victorian Maps of Devon 1838-1901*
Devon Books (private printing) 2000 (2010)
Batten, Kit and Bennett, Francis The Printed Maps of Exeter 1587-1901*
Little Silver Press 2010
Batten, Kit Christopher Saxton and his Map of Devonshire  Monograph (copy at EWSL) 1990
Batten, Kit  John Cooke Engraver and Publisher
Monograph (copy at EWSL) 2009
Batten, Kit The Tourist Maps of Devon 1810-1901
Little Silver Press  2012
Bennett, Francis  Road-Books, Road-Maps of Great Britain 1535-1850* Privately Printed & Published  2007
Bennett, Francis The Roads of Devon and Cornwall
Privately Printed & Published 2007
Gray, Todd (Ed.) Devon Documents Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries 1996
Gray, Todd (Ed.) Tudor and Stuart Devon (Essay on John Hooker) University of Exeter Press 1992
Harley and O’Donoghue The Old Series Ordnance Survey Maps Harry Margery 1977
Kain, Roger Tithe Maps of England and Wales Cambridge University Press 1995
Ravenhill, M and Rowe, M Maps of Georgian Devon (selection of manuscript maps) Friends of Devon’s Archives 2002
Ravenhill, M and Rowe, M Devon Maps and Map-Makers (pre-1840 m/s maps) Friends of Devon’s Archives 2002
Ravenhill, M and Rowe, M Early Devon Maps (selection of manuscript maps) Friends of Devon’s Archives 2000
Ravenhill, W L D A Map of the County of Devon (B Donn's map) Devon & Cornwall Record Society 1965
Somers Cocks, J V Devon Topographical Prints 1660-1870 (lists local engravers' works) Devon Library Services 1977
Stewart, Elisabeth Lost Landscapes of Plymouth Alan Sutton 1991

NOTE: * These three works have all been updated and are all available on-line.